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On occasion (probably more than we would like to admit) the rain will fall in North Wales. Fear not though, as there are still so many indoor activities for you and your loved ones to get stuck into.

With a mixture of activities and attractions suited for people of all ages, we have compiled a list of the top 7 things to do in North Wales when it’s raining…

1. Bounce Below – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Bounce Below

Discover this underground network of trampolines in disused mines under the mountains of Snowdonia. The perfect activity for thrill-seekers and can be enjoyed by all ages above 7 (children aged 7-12 will require a participating adult).

Go on, get your jump on! This unusual attraction in North Wales is open 7 days a week 9am – 5pm.

2. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways – Snowdonia 

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Journey through beautiful Welsh countryside on the UK’s longest heritage railway. Start at Caernarfon, passing the foot of Snowdon and village of Beddgelert and onto Porthmadog.

You can also make the journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog from Porthmadog which lasts an hour and features incredible views of Snowdonia. Make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment – especially in popular summer months.

3. National Slate Museum – Llanberis

National Slate Museum

Home to one of the largest water wheels in Britain, the National Slate Museum in Llanberis pays homage to the workers who once worked in the quarries. There are entertaining demonstrations by craftsmen who slice the slate right in front of you, if you’re lucky, you may even get a go!

One of many free attractions in North Wales, The National Slate Museum is perfect for all ages and gives you a real insight into quarry life. The museum is open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm.

4. Anglesey Sea Zoo – Anglesey

Anglesey Sea Zoo

This all-weather attraction is the perfect activity for a rainy day. There are over 40 tanks displaying exotic wildlife from across the British Isles including moon jellyfish, longspine snipefish and long-snouted seahorses. Learn all about these British marine animals and the conservation work that takes place to protect them.

Be sure to check out one of Anglesey’s most popular attractions which featured in our ultimate guide for things to do in Anglesey.

Children under 3 go free and family tickets can be purchased. For more information and ticket prices, visit their website here.

5. Penrhyn Castle – Bangor

Penrhyn Castle

This National Trust country house was first built in the 1400s, although has since been reconstructed and transformed. Explore inside the castle and learn all about the restored rooms including the State Bedroom and Ebony Room.

If the heavens do clear up a bit, the Castle lies among a beautiful garden with grounds of bluebells in the spring and early summer months.

Penrhyn Castle is open 7 days a week, 11am – 5pm.

6. Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Arts Centre – Llanbedrog

Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Set among picturesque grounds, this Grade II Gothic mansion from the Victorian era is home to a gorgeous collection of contemporary art. The unique pieces are all created by Welsh artists with regular exhibitions and art up for sale.

The centre also has a  lovely tea room serving delicious light lunches and homemade treats for afternoon tea – the perfect escape on a raining day on the Llyn.

This arts and heritage centre is open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

7. Glasfryn Parc – Pwllheli

A family-friendly location that is not just perfect for a summer day out paddleboarding, kayaking or go karting, but also a great place to visit on a rainy day.

Glasfryn Parc is home to ten pin bowling lanes which are open every day 9:30-6:00pm as well as a soft play area open from 09:30-late every day.

Food & drink are also served in the cafe from 09:30am every day.

Make the most of your trip and stay in one of our North Wales holiday cottages or discover our top reasons to visit North Wales in Winter. Don’t forget to tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram so we can keep up to date with all your adventures.


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